Went for my usual flexible sigmoidoscopy this morning, I have them about once a year.
The only thing is, everytime I have to go I have to do phsphate enema beforehand. This is a bottle of solution attached to a plastic tube which goes into the rectum. You then have to hold in the solution for abot five minutes and spend the next hour near a toilet!
When I do these, I get to the loo and go and then have horrific cramps, vomit and feel hot and cold. For that hour I don't know what to do with myself I feel that dreadful. Its horrible.
This morning was the worst aswell as I felt that the enema didnt work as well as usual and I felt I was having to push so much to go the the toilet and empty.
Im so sore now and even the endoscopist said I was really red but didnt say to do anything about it, it would just settle down. I think Im hurting from all the straining too.
At least its over for another year, I just don't think it should make me feel this ill.
I have so much pressure in my rectum now from all of this this morning.
Does this ever happen to anyone else??
I'll post this in the UC forum too
Thankyou for letting me moan!!!
cherish all your happy moments....they make a fine cushion for old age
dx: IBS 2002, Ulcerative Colitis 2004, Depression 2004, Anxiety 2005
meds: lexapro 10mg, prednisilone 10mg, mebeverine 20mg